Can I buy SSL from you for a non-HostGator hosting plan?

Yes, you can buy any of our SSL certificates from us, even if we are not your hosting company.

Keep in mind, for us to generate the SSL you will need to already have a CSR (certificate signing request) from your hosting company as this is vitally important to making sure the certificate will work.

To order your SSL certificate, please contact us via phone or Live Chat with the following owner information for the domain in question (the domain owner, not the hosting account owner):

  1. Hostname: (The hostname is URL which you want for access to your secure SSL, ie:
  2. Your email address (this is where we will send the completed SSL)
  3. First name (who the domain will be registered to)
  4. Last name
  5. Address (the physical address of the owner or business)
  6. City / State / Postal ZIP
  7. Country
  8. Organization / Business name
  9. Which type of SSL would you like? (You can see the differences between them here.)

For us to be able to process your order quickly, make sure you attach your CSR along with this check list.

About SSL

SSLSSL and Secure Certificates provide security for your website by encrypting communications between the server and the person visiting the website. It is required to be used on e-commerce sites when accepting credit card payments online.

HostGator Business and Enterprise hosting plans include a Comodo Private SSL Certificate. Several types of SSL Certificates are also available for purchase separately from HostGator and can be added to most hosting plans.